This is the nationwide 3-digit dialing code for Americans in crisis to connect with mental health crisis counselors. The lifeline accepts calls (in English and Spanish) and texts (in English only) from anyone who needs support for mental health, substance use, and suicidal crises. The lifeline is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  Learn more and access resources.

Mental Health & Autism

Mental health and well-being is an important part of everyday life. The way we think, feel, or react can have a huge impact on our day and overall quality of life. Research has indicated that approximately 70 percent of those with Autism have at least one or more co-occurring mental health conditions. 

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Why do people with Autism stim?

You don't have to be Autistic to "stim." Tapping your foot, twirling your hair, and biting your nails when you're nervous could be examples of stimming, but that can look different when it's an Autism trait. Behaviors like finger flicking and twirling can become excessive and go beyond what is considered culturally or socially acceptable. But, should it be stopped?  Read More

Guides for Making Informed Decisions

ASGA is pleased to provide you with the following resource guides to help you make informed decisions that fit your family.

Getting a Medical Diagnosis for Autism in Children

School Selection Guide

Making Informed Decisions About ABA